Archive for Events


TOWN HALL COMMUNITY MEETINGS!!! There will be several meetings facilitated by Mr. Leroy Johnson regarding Redistricting and Consolidation of Holmes County School District and Durant Public School (DPS). The first three meetings have been scheduled as follows: TCHULA CITY HALL SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 @ 10AM LEXINGTON CITY HALL MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017 @ 6PM […]

50th Anniversary Celebration of Robert G. Clark

Please come out on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, for a special event honoring: ROBERT G. CLARK, former Mississippi House Representative For more detailed information, please click on link below Robert G Clark  

Southern Echo and MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable Submission to MDE on ESSA

The Mississippi Delta Catalyst Roundtable and Southern Echo, Inc. met July 13-16, 2017 in efforts to address the Mississippi Department of Education – Mississippi Succeeds State Plan Public Comment and Input Online Survey in terms of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Please click on the link below to review our comments.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- […]


On June 15, 2017, Mississippi Organizations across the Delta in particular the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable and Southern Echo; along with our Dignity in Schools (DSC) partners from Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana, and New Jersey held a press conference after attending Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) ESSA Plan presentation to the State Board of Education […]

News Release: MDE Announces Meetings to Present “MS Succeeds Plan” for Student Achievement…

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017 JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today a series of public meeting dates to unveil the state’s draft plan for elevating teaching and learning while focusing on school and district accountability. Public comments from a statewide listening tour informed the development of initiatives […]

Conversation with the Legislators!!!

To all citizens of Holmes County, you’re invited to attend a Community Meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Please click the link below for more detailed information: Community Meeting-Seniors Building If any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

ACTION EVENT: Free Our Girls Teach-In!

Kameisha Smith, our Youth Program Coordinator is reaching out to those of you that expressed an interest in our work around violence in school and communities towards women and girls of color.  We’ve been busy but our work to end systemic violence in communities and school, including corporal punishment, is still on-going.  As a matter […]



Parents of children who are ruled with Emotional Disorder (EmD) or who may be experiencing behavioral problems in school are cordially invited to a Parent Training hosted by: Families as Allies      

2016 Annual Week of Action Event!

Nollie Jenkins Family Center’s Annual Week of Action event against School PushOut is scheduled as follows: WHEN:  Sunday, October 23, 2016 WHERE:  417 N. Lexington Street, Durant MS TIME: 1:00-2:00 P.M. We will host a Teach-In around the impact of Black Girls who are suspended, expelled, and sent to alternative schools.